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US Open 2020: Rory McIlroy and Lee Westwood in contention at Winged Foot

US Open 2020: Rory McIlroy and Lee Westwood in contention at Winged Foot

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-5 J Thomas (US); -4 P Reed (US), M Wolff (US), T Pieters (Bel); -3 R McIlroy (NI), L Westwood (Eng), L Oosthuizen (SA);Selected: -1 J Rahm (Spa), B DeChambeau (US); E M Wallace (Eng); +1 A Sullivan (Eng); +3 J Rose (Eng), D Johnson (US), T Woods (US); +4 T Hatton (Eng), T Fleetwood (Eng), R MacIntyre (Sco); +9 P Mickelson (US)Rory McIlroy and Lee Westwood sit two strokes off the first-round lead at the US Open as American Justin Thomas set the early pace in New York.Former champion McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, and England's former world number one Lee Westwood both shot 67 at an unusually benign Winged Foot.Thomas birdied the 18th to go one clear of Belgian Thomas Pieters and Patrick Reed and Matthew Wolff of the US.Reed had a hole-in-one at the par-three seventh, as did Will Zalatoris i...
Strictly Come Dancing: Blackpool special cancelled for 2020

Strictly Come Dancing: Blackpool special cancelled for 2020

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The annual Strictly Come Dancing special in Blackpool will not take place this year, the BBC has confirmed.A BBC spokesman said while contestants would not physically go to Blackpool's Tower Ballroom in 2020, they would still be "celebrating the iconic venue" from Elstree studio.It follows changes made to the show due to coronavirus restrictions. Beginning in October, the forthcoming BBC One series will be shorter than usual.Contestants will be staying in a hotel for two weeks ahead of pre-recording all the group dances.The full Strictly 2020 line-upStrictly's annual special at Blackpool, filmed in one of the country's most historic ballrooms, is seen by contestants and the professional dancers alike as one of the highlights of the series.The show has fil...
US Open 2020: Serena Williams loses to Victoria Azarenka in semi-finals

US Open 2020: Serena Williams loses to Victoria Azarenka in semi-finals

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Venue: Flushing Meadows, New York Dates: 31 Aug-13 SeptCoverage: Selected live radio and text commentaries on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, BBC Sounds, the BBC Sport website and app.Serena Williams' latest bid for a 24th Grand Slam singles title ended as Victoria Azarenka rolled back the years to reach the US Open final.Williams, seeking to equal the all-time record for majors, raced away with the first set but lost 1-6 6-3 6-3 to the inspired former world number one.The American called on the trainer for an Achilles problem early in the third set and struggled physically from then.Belarusian Azarenka faces Japan's 2018 champion Naomi Osaka in the final.Two-time Australian Open champion Azarenka had been appearing in her first Grand Slam semi-final since 2013 after troubled times on and o...
Strictly Come Dancing: Jacqui Smith completes 2020 line-up

Strictly Come Dancing: Jacqui Smith completes 2020 line-up

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Former home secretary Jacqui Smith has been confirmed as the 12th and final celebrity contestant on this year's Strictly Come Dancing.Smith will join with stars including Bill Bailey, Clara Amfo, and HRVY.The 2020 series will begin in October but will be shorter than usual, and judge Bruno Tonioli will have a reduced role amid coronavirus restrictions.The contestants will be staying in a hotel for two weeks ahead of pre-recording all the the group dances.The BBC also confirmed they will be able to rehearse, perform and go home to their family each night - following government guidelines. The contestants Jacqui Smith was confirmed as the final celebrity dancer on Steve Wright's Radio 2 show on Fr...
MTV VMAs 2020: How to watch, what to expect

MTV VMAs 2020: How to watch, what to expect

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Aug. 28 (UPI) -- MTV will air the 37th annual Video Music Awards live from various locations in New York City Sunday at 8 p.m. EDT. The ceremony was moved from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn due to the COVID-19 pandemic. MTV will present outdoor performances across New York City instead. Advertisement Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande lead all artists with nine nominations each. The duo's song, "Rain on Me," is nominated for Video of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Collaboration, Best Pop, Best Cinematography, Best Visual Effects and Best Choreography. Keke Palmer is serving as host, making her the first woman of color to host the show solo. How to Watch Time: A pre-show will begin at 6:30 p.m. EDT on MTV before the main show starts at 8 p.m. EDT. The pre-show will feature performances from C...